Welcome to Hitchin Films Twice A Month!

Films start at 8pm.

Tickets (£5) on the door.

Door and bar from 7.30pm

 

A number of tickets are available to pre-book online for each film.

 

Venue: The Studio at the Queen Mother Theatre (QMT), Walsworth Road. 

We are part of the BFI Film Audience Network and members of Cinema For All

 

Supported by ARTS Council of North Hertfordshire.

 

You can buy tickets in advance for all films from Wegottickets.

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We always have tickets on the door from 7.30pm.

 

Films start at 8pm..

 

Friday 25 January 

"Under The Tree" (15) (Iceland)

 

A sharp dark comedy from Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson in which two stories run parallel. A man kicked out of his house by his wife is then sucked into his parents’ dispute with the neighbours over their garden tree blocking sunlight on to their patio. What starts as a typical suburban spat unexpectedly spirals out of control. 

“Ample laughs and palpable unease.” (Screen Daily)

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Tuesday 5 February

"South East Stories" - Short films are back!

 

We haven't done an evening of shorts for a while and several of you have been asking.  A showcase of wonderful fiction and non-fiction full of surprises!

 

Made by film makers in the south east and and selected from close to 100 submissions, these ten short films tell cinematic stories that linger in the mind, challenge your perceptions and transport you to seaside towns and bustling cities while introducing audiences to an array of exciting emerging filmmakers.  Come and vote for your favourite!

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Friday 22 February - "The Children Act" (12)

Emma Thompson gives a top class performance as the admired high court judge making decisions that affect the future of the children that come before her.  Based on Ian McEwan’s novel the film focuses on love, intimacy and moral standards.  Stanley Tucci plays her husband as their marital crisis unfolds.  Highly watchable.

 

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Friday 22 March - "Stan And Ollie" (PG)

The funny, melancholy and subtle story of the comic duo’s final tour in the UK, starting in Newcastle, through to London and on to Ireland, and with flashbacks to their Hollywood past. Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Hardy (John C Reilly) are now past their heyday but their skilled performances, on and off stage, and personal gripes make up a wonderful tribute to their career as well as to a world of entertainment that has  now disappeared.

 

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Tuesday 16 April - "Lean On Pete" (15)

Based on the book by Willy Vlautin, do not dismiss this as a coming of age /road trip movie about a boy and a horse. That would be like saying Kes is just about a boy and a bird. 

 

 The Pete of the title is tired old racehorse "Lean on Pete" owned by down- at- heel Del (Steve Buschemi) and ridden by cynical jockey Bonnie (Chloe Sevigni). Charlie Plummer won the Best Newcomer Award at Venice Film Festival based on his subtle and tender performance as the lonely fifteen year old who, looking for money to feed himself, gets to care for the horse. 

 

The story is set against an expansive Oregon landscape (a cinematographers dream) so a must for the big screen.  Though this is a film devoid of sentimentality it is so brilliantly acted it will stay with you for days. British Director Andrew Haigh (45 Years) returns to form in a hugely compassionate film.

 

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Friday 3 May - "Greenbook" (15) USA

 

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Friday 24 May - "Mug" (15) Poland

Jacek is a charming, carefee, heavy metal loving young man thinking of moving to the UK and leaving his extended family. While working on the construction of the tallest statue of Jesus in Europe (which was completed in Swiebodwin in 2010) he has a terrible and life changing accident.  A very unsentimental and bittersweet story of survival and a portrayal of contemporary Poland which is both realistic and surreal, tragic and funny.

 

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Friday 14 June - "Shoplifters" (15) Japan

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new gentle and yet obscure film is a moving drama about a poor unconventional domestic unit living in a deprived Tokyo area and turn to petty thieving to make ends meet. After one of their shoplifting sessions, father and son find Yuri, a neglected little girl in the freezing cold, and take her in. An unforeseen incident will reveal the hidden secrets and the struggles testing the family bond and leaving the audience with no easy answers to the issues that it poses.

 

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Friday 28 June - "Funny Cow" (15) UK

Maxine Peake give an uncompromising performance as a woman trying to break into the male world of stand up comedy in the 70s, doing the circuit of working men’s clubs.  These were the days before political correctness where a brutal scene was the norm on and off stage. Peake is supported by an amazing cast including Paddy Considine, John Bishop and “Vic Reeves”

 

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